Following multiple yachts sailing the incorrect course in the Lion Island Race, hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia last Saturday, results have changed and a new winner declared.
Warwick Sherman and his Ker GTS 43, Occasional Coarse Language 2, have displaced the Shane Guanaria skippered About Time, owned by Julian Farren-Price, who was not on board his Cookson 12.
About Time had provisionally won the race, until multiple protests resulted in 12 yachts, including the Cookson 12, retiring from the first race of the CYCA’s 2013-2104 Ocean Pointscore Series (OPS). All 12 had sailed the incorrect course.
Minerva, Tim Cox’s DK43, and Paul Clitheroe’s Beneteau 45, Balance, provisionally second and third respectively prior to the protests, were amongst those to retire. David Forbes’ Kaiko 52 Merlin, and Noel Cornish’s Sydney 47, St Jude, now fill second and third places respectively.
In all, just 13 yachts sailed the correct course of the first race of the OPS, which was also the first race of the Combined Pointscore Series, made up of three each of OPS and Short Ocean Pointscore Series (SOPS) races.
The next race in the nine-race OPS is the Botany Bay Race starting at 10.00am on Saturday October 12th.
by Jennifer Crooks
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2:50 AM Fri 27 Sep 2013GMT
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